Automated driving, electrically powered and environmentally friendly - the technical demands on the car are increasing with the change in traffic. In Germany's largest industrial sector, the automotive industry, automotive engineers use their know-how to develop the vehicle of the future.
As a student, you will deal with all the relevant components of vehicle technology - starting with the design of the body, through classic, hybrid and electric drives, to assistance systems for automated driving. In the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Thuringian Innovation Center for Mobility (ThIMo), a technological center and research institute renowned throughout Europe, you will apply your theoretical knowledge in practice. You will assemble engines on test benches, develop and test vehicle parts, or simulate the driving experience.
The degree program is not only practice-oriented, but also strongly focused on industrial research in the mobility sector. New technical developments and trends are quickly integrated into the teaching. The study program is closely linked with industrial partners, including many notable car manufacturers and suppliers in Germany. Among other things, you will research how vehicle emissions are reduced and cars are built lighter and more energy-efficient, or how road safety is increased through novel assistance systems and highly automated vehicles.
As a graduate of automotive engineering, you will benefit from the department's close ties to the automotive industry, establish contacts with industry partners, and get to know the employer of your choice while still a student.
In the interdisciplinary, practice-oriented and research-oriented Automotive Engineering degree program, you will be trained to become a highly qualified automotive engineer. You will be involved in research projects at an early stage of your studies. For example, it is possible to write your Bachelor's thesis in cooperation with an industrial partner. The TU Ilmenau's research on non-exhaust emissions through brakes and tires is unique in its combination throughout Europe and offers you a real head start in your future application. In Team Starcraft you can apply your knowledge of vehicle construction, electric drives and assistance systems in practice and compete with other students with your racing car at Formula Student Europe.
Through Ilmenau with Janine and Marcel
Janine and Marcel take you on an exciting tour of the campus of the Ilmenau University of Technology and through Ilmenau itself. They describe how they live and study in Ilmenau, give numerous leisure tips and insights into the place of study of the Ilmenau University of Technology and take you to hidden places in the city.
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Common engineeringfundamentals (e.g. mathematics, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, computer science)
Fundamentals of automotive engineering(e.g. electronics, machine elements, technical mechanics, production technology, engineering design, product development)
Automotive technical applications (e.g. dynamics of motor vehicles, drive technology, measurement and sensor technology, communication systems, transmission technology, vehicle development)
Optional compulsory modules (e.g. lightweight construction, power electronics, technical management)
Basic and advanced internship, bachelor thesis
The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of eight weeks. If possible, it should be completed before the course of study, but can be completed by the end of the 4th semester. The specialist internship in the 6th semester lasts at least 10 weeks and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.
Professors and staff members will be happy to answer questions about the courses offered by the
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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